Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Children's Program and a Busy Weekend!

What a weekend this last weekend was! With how busy we were, I know summer must be on the way, despite the continued freezing temps and snow! :-/

This is what we did:

*Thursday: The busyness started Thursday. I took Morgan to school in the morning and picked her up again after an hour to go to my husband's aunt's and do a spinning demonstration for a group of home schooled children that were coming to see the alpacas. They also went next door to my in-laws place to see their animals and have a chance to ride horses! Besides that they could feed the alpacas, do an alpaca fiber craft and end the visit with a yummy cookie! :-)

The kids and I spent some time after everyone left visiting then came home to rest and eat before Morgan's church program practice....a practice that I thought was 45 minutes, but was actually 2 hours! *sigh*

*Friday: We took off first thing in the morning to go to our local little city and do some shopping with my mom. I had A LOT of catching up to do on shopping since I hadn't gone in a while. We left at 8 am and didn't get home until after 3:30 pm...that's A LOT of shopping!!

Morgan had practice again that night, but knowing it was 2 hours this time I dropped her off, then went back to get her when it was over with ;-) While home and before getting her, I got Blake his bath, then Morgan's bath after I picked her up, so they'd be ready to spend the night at their grandma's.

A little after 8:00 pm, we left to take the kids to their grandparents', but they weren't home from their dinner yet, so we went to see Rich's grandma (and aunt and uncle who happened to be there.) At 9:30, we dropped the kids off at the grandparents and stuck around for about an hour before coming home ourselves...tired from the long day.

*Saturday: While the kids were with the grandparents going to see a movie and picking out their Easter chicks at Tractor Supply, I was cleaning, cooking, working out and doing laundry, trying the catch up a bit before my sister picked me up to go cupcake tasting (for her upcoming wedding.) We met up with our mom then headed back to my parents' for my niece's birthday party. Rich spent the afternoon cleaning the fire hall for the pancake breakfast they were having the next day, then picked the kids up from one set of grandparents' and took them to the other for the birthday. We got home around 9:00 pm that night and did our best to get some rest before the next busy day!

*Sunday: Morgan's program for church! She sang in both services that morning and was so tired that I thought she was going to fall asleep standing up! But the whole program was really cute and the kiddos did a great job! Both sets of grandparents, my sister and one of my best friends came to see her in either service then made their way to support Rich and the fire department at the pancake breakfast. I went to the breakfast after the 2nd service with Morgan, my parents, sister and friend then Rich took us all on a ride in the fire engine. (Blake was hanging out with Rich's parents. He left with them after the 1st performance.) The fire engine ride was the favorite for my sister and friend being their first time (at ages 30 and 28) going for a ride in a fire engine ;-)

Doesn't she look tired...not sure she even mustered up a smile during any of it :-/

But she sure could smile after getting some pancakes in her belly and going on a fire engine ride!

My friend was all smiles too! She said she would have paid more if she knew she was going to ride a fire truck. (Rich even had her honk the air horn!)

After Rich got home from cleaning up after the breakfast, we went to Rich's parents' to have an early Easter with them. (Rich's mom will be gone on a horse riding trip next Sunday.) We had some yummy pizza, the kiddos got some fun little gifts and we brought home their little chicks.

The kids' chicks. Morgan's are the yellow ones and Blake's are the black ones. They're nice and toasty under the heat lamp in our basement for now. :-)

**That was our weekend and the busyness is still going! Morgan had her kindergarten round-up last night (Monday). It was really neat actually! We started by signing ALL the paperwork. While Rich and I did that the kids got to play on brand new iPads! Then we had to have the paperwork checked over and Morgan got a t-shirt with the school's logo and a bag full of goodies (a picture book and fun worksheets.) We then made our way to the cafeteria for hot dogs, chips, watermelon and cookies! Then to the gym to stack cups and do coloring pages. The last stop was the kindergarten classroom where the kids got to make caterpillars and meet the teachers. Fun! Fun! I then did all the paperwork for Blake to go to preschool after dropping Morgan off at school this morning and Morgan still needs to go through testing in a couple weeks for Kindergarten! *Phew!* I have a feeling it's just going to get busier as they'll both be in school next year :-/

The caterpillars.


Michele Williams said...

You are a busy bee! Love the pics!

Caroline said...

Lots of busy I can so relate.
Great pics.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Phew, you're wearing ME out! LOL! Where to begin?
Adorable chicks!!! I used to go up to the pet feed store near my grandparents house as a kid and drool over the adorable chicks. Finally convinced my grandma to get some (she used to have some, then they died), so I got to go pick them out. Loved them!
Great caterpillars!
Poor Morgan does look exhausted in that pic, but I'm sure she did a great job! Such a gorgeous picture of her and, is that grandma?

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh Goodness sweets how much fun you have!

LOL I love the non smile pic but with pancakes smiles ... hehe

the chicks are so freaking cute!

And the Caterpillar's are so awesome!!!

Alexia said...

Too much! LOL I would need an entire week off if I was that busy.

Morgan's caterpillar is cute! I like the dots!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Busy is an understatement!!! Sounds like all good times.
Have a wonderful Easter.

Nancy M. said...

Wow! You made me tired just reading that, lol! Sounds like a lot of fun y'all have had. Aww, cute little fuzzy butts!

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